30 books of the Bible in one paragraph

From: Peter Ruest <pruest@mysunrise.ch>
Date: Mon Feb 06 2006 - 15:19:41 EST

Hi all,

The following puzzle is from the "Call of Kenya" (Jan.-Mar.2006, a quarterly
publication of Bible Translation and Literacy, East Africa: Nairobi Kenya,
www.btlkenya.org). Of course, the puzzle is to be solved without computer help!
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There are 30 books of the Bible in this paragraph. Can you find them?

This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane
Seat pocket on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu keeping him occupied for
hours. He enjoyed it so much he passed it on to some friends. One friend from
Illinois worked on this while fishing from his john boat. Another Friend studied
it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued
by it she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column. Another friend judges the
job of solving this puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help her
nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a fact.
Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the
book names are not necessarily capitalized. Thruthfully, from answers we get, we
are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or scholar to see some of them
at the worst. Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible for
the difficulty we have in seeing the books in this paragraph. During a recent
fund raising event, which featured this puzzle, the Alpha Delta Philemonade
booth set a new sales record. The local paper, The Chronicle, surveyed over 200
patrons who reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had
ever seen. As Daniel Humana humble puts it, "the are all right there in the
plain view hidden from sight." Those able to find all of them will hear great
lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation that may help is
that books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their numbers. Also, keep
in mind, that punctuation and spaces in the middle are normal. A chipper
attitude will help you compete really well against those who claim to know the
answers. Remember, there is no need for a mad exodus, there really are 30 books
of the Bible lurking somewhere in the paragraph waiting to be found.
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-- 
Dr. Peter Ruest, CH-3148 Lanzenhaeusern, Switzerland
<pruest@dplanet.ch> - Biochemistry - Creation and evolution
"..the work which God created to evolve it" (Genesis 2:3)
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